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Join a few of the choreographers of Mixtape Side B, including Herbert Johnson III, Al Taw'am, and Darrius Strong, as they talk about how they engage with power in a discussion facilitated by J-Sun. Power, in this context, is defined as dominant narratives and societal structure, as well as the communal and individual agency. Panelists will demonstrate through dance as a mode of inquiry, alongside spoken language, the ways we think and move with these particular issues.

The event will take place in the Target Education Studio on the second floor of The Cowles Center and is free for the community to attend.

April 19, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM
Urban and Street Dance Choreographers: Dancemaking and Power
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/222124615017006/

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

Golmah: The Jewish Wonder Woman
Written and Performed by Cia Sautter
With Michael Hauser, guitar, and Dagmara Gutman, plus Sharon Jaffe
Directed by Cynthia Uhrich; Art Direction by Paige Dansinger

Women take power! Before “Me Too,” there was the Golmah. Drama, flamenco dance, humor, audience participation, politics, and even a little Shakespeare all contribute to the show based on the classic tale of the Golem. This time it’s women who create a magical creature to defend themselves, and the creature is female.

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE THREE PERFORMANCES AT TWO DIFFERENT VENUES

Performance dates are:
THURSDAYS, April 19 and 26:
Bryant-Lake Bowl
7:00pm performance
There will be an ASL interpreter and an education panel following the performance on Thursday, April 26.
Reserve tickets at (612) 825‑8949 or at http://www.bryantlakebowl.com/cabaret-theater/

SUNDAY, April 22
Zorongo Dance Studio
4:00pm performance
Limited seating, reservations suggested to: cialuna13@gmail.com.

TICKETS: $12. $10 for seniors, students, Fringe button holders.
Please note some work exchange is available, along with group rates.
Additional ticket links posted at https://www.facebook.com/cialunastorydance/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/249112595626846/

Contact:

Join our dancers as we give you an inside look at the rehearsal process for Zoé Emilie Henrot's new ballet, Carmen. This reimagining of the original opera and score will bring the characters into the 1920s, with a new arrangement after the Bizet score by local artist Richard Erickson. Our dancers will dance with a live five-piece jazz ensemble and collaborate with local swing dancers to bring this piece to life.

Come see it in process on April 21, 2018, from 3-5pm at our Fairview Ave studios!
 

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Zoe Henrot- zhenrot@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Presented by Indigenous Roots and Brownbody, this community conversation features Kenna Cottman (Voice of Culture Drum and Dance), Lela Aisha Jones (Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround), Leslie Parker (Leslie Parker Dance Project), Mary Anne and Sergio Quiroz (Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli and Indigenous Roots), Deneane Richburg (Brownbody), and moderated by Karen Charles (Threads Dance Project).

We will discuss how each artist, in their own unique way, pushes against boundaries—redefining traditional movement-based artistic practices of performance, creation, and perception. Free and open to all, this community conversation highlights the complexity of traditional movement lineages that are not descended from European frameworks of performance, yet are asked to live by them instead of being centered within the worlds from which they emerge.

Sunday, April 22
3:00 - 5:00 PM
FREE, open to all.
Refreshments will be served.
ASL interpreted.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1488626774583053/
https://brownbody.org/events/

Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center | 788 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55106
Contact:
Deneane Richburg- info@brownbody.org

"Mini-Beauty and the Beast" is a delightful abbreviated version of Twin Cities Ballet’s adaptation of the classic story ballet, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite!
A handsome prince is transformed into a beast as punishment for his ugly arrogance. Only true love can break the spell – but who could love a monster like him?

Full of magic and enchantment, this is a delightful mini-treat perfect for the whole family!
Suitable for all ages, this version is less than an hour and performed by cast members from Twin Cities Ballet’s full-length production.

 
 
Event Information:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018: 11:00am
Tickets: $6
Purchase tickets online or by calling 952-985-4640.

Lakeville Area Arts Center | 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville MN 55044
Contact:

9x22 Dance/Lab
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$16: pay as able

Margaret Ogas
Kelli Miles
Kate Slezak

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

http://www.bryantlakebowl.com
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Contact:
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

University of Minnesota Dance presents:

Colonial Choreography and Choreographing Colonialism
A Presentation by Sudesh Mantillake

Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:30 pm
Barker Center for Dance, Studio 100
Free and open to the public. Limited seating.

Contact:
Nora Jenneman- jenne011@umn.edu

WORLD PREMIERE
Body, the Shrine
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 7:30pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 7:30pm

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 6pm
ILLUMINE - A GALA CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
Performance begins at 6:30PM
Special Guest: Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
Music by dj/rupture, curated by The SPCO’s Liquid Music Series
Tickets: $75. Includes performance, dinner, and drinks.
http://www.ragamaladance.org/gala, 612.206.3600
 

Under the direction of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy (mother and daughter), Ragamala Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the world premiere of Body, the Shrine. Rooted in Bharatanatyam, Ragamala’s work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the personal.

Ashwini Ramaswamy joins her mother and sister in an intergenerational partnership to create Body, the Shrine, in which choreography, mythography, and Bhakti poetry entwine to connect the spiritual, the immediate, the intimate, and the transcendent. All performances are accompanied by an extraordinary musical ensemble from South India. A special gala celebration and performance will take place on Saturday, April 28 in honor of this milestone year.

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

A SPECIAL TWO-PART SHOW!
Act I: Web of Regret
Each decision and path we take affects the course of our lives. Not choosing our individual life can cause a web of regret. MDE invites you to observe the journey of a prisoner of the past.

Act II: Fifteenth Season Celebration!
A celebration of MDE’s fifteenth season! As the only non-profit adult dance company in central Minnesota, we thank those who have been a part of MDE the last fifteen years. Joined by alumni, MDE honors the past by presenting pieces from select seasons and looks towards the future as we present and create new pieces together.
 
 
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural fund.

http://www.minnesotadanceensemble.com

Paramount Center for the Arts | 913 W St. Germain St, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Contact:
Tiffany Morgan- director@minnesotadanceensemble.com, (763) 607-7024

Brownbody and ArtShare present The Requisite Movers/Twin Cities

Presented by Brownbody and embracing Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround (Philadelphia) and Leslie Parker Dance Project (Saint Paul/Brooklyn), the performances hold space for contemporary African diasporic dances and share stories rooted in truth and beauty through the complexities of Black experiences.

Brownbody Artistic Director Deneane Richburg performs "Her Song" with original lullaby by Thomasina Petrus. FlyGround’s ensemble awakens "Native Portals," a reflection on the invisibility of lynching in U.S. history and the killings of Black people currently in our country. Leslie Parker Dance Project invokes "Bone Womyn Traces in Black."

All ages welcome. Sensitive subject matter, including partial nudity
General admission: $20 in advance, $24 at the door
Students and seniors 65 and older: $12
ARTshare members: Free

Box office: http://www.southerntheater.org, (612) 326-1811

Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Deneane Richburg- info@brownbody.org

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Dance program invites the public to the Spring Dance Concert.

The intriguing collection of pieces represent various styles, and this concert is the culmination of a semester's work. It features pieces by faculty, as well as students and Guest Artist Ruben Del Valle Jr.

Advance ticket purchases are recommended at http://www.MSUTheatre.com.
For more information, call the Box Office at 507-389-6661.

Ted Paul Theatre, Performing Arts Center | Minnesota State University, Mankato
Contact:
Amanda Dyslin- amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu, (507) 389-6663

Join the Minneapolis-based award-winning flamenco dancer Sachiko “La Chayí” and her students, beginners to advanced level, for their dance recital FIESTA FLAMENCA.

FIESTA FLAMENCA will welcome two national/international flamenco musicians: guitarist Kristofer Hill and singer Olivia Rojas from Phoenix, AZ; along with the local guitarist Ross Fellrath. Enjoy the beautiful dance by the student performers and celebrate their love for flamenco!

April 29, 2018
First Show: 4:30PM Doors, 5PM SHOWTIME
Second Show: 7:00 PM Doors, 7:30PM SHOWTIME
All ages. Please call Icehouse to reserve your table after purchasing your tickets online - tables are not guaranteed unless reservations are made in advance.
TICKETS: $8-15

Dancers:
Amiee Elizabeth
Christine Kozachok
Elena La Aceituna
Ingrid Johnson
Joan “Juana Maria” Bren
Neha Garg
Tianna Patterson
Tomoko Silbert
Trisha Beuhring
Ping Wang
Sachiko "La Chayí"

Icehouse MPLS | 2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact:
Sachiko Nishiuchi- danceflamencompls@gmail.com

Biophony
Tuesday, May 1, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage

Called “riveting” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Alonzo King’s Biophony is a fascinating investigation of life on earth. Created in collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford, the score draws from the rainforests of Borneo, a waterhole in Kenya, the Alaskan tundra, and a meadow high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, echoing animal voices and imprints of habitats in peril. King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES dancers, has an earthy and sensual feeling that imbues classical ballet with new, expressive potential. Dancers crawl, fly, elongate, flutter, and somersault, creating composites of otherworldly creatures.

Northrop at the University of Minnesota | 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact:
Cyrus Northrop- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Young Dance Company proudly presents LOOKING BACK, LEAPING FORWARD, a performance celebrating Young Dance’s 30th anniversary season featuring works that celebrate Young Dance’s rich history and investigate the intersection of dance and social justice. Dancers embody passion, concerns, and a vision for a more just future in an evening featuring choreography by Ananya Dance Theater, Marylee Hardenbergh, Justin Jones, Gretchen Pick, Marcus Young, Megan Flood, and youth choreographers from the Young Dance Company.

Young Dance Company is a collective of 25 dynamic dance artists, ages seven through eighteen. For thirty years Young Dance has been creating innovative programs for young movers living with and without disabilities.

May 3 - 9:30 a.m. AND 11:30 a.m. $4/ticket. Reservations for the morning shows must be made through Young Dance.
May 4 - 7:30 p.m.
May 5 - 2:00 p.m. Child-friendly performance, ASL and audio description.
May 5 - 7:30 p.m. Pre-show reception with performance to follow.

http://www.youngdance.org
https://www.thelabtheater.org/youngdance

The Lab Theater | 700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact:
Jennifer Glaws- jennifer@youngdance.org, (612) 423-3064

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES presents the second annual Candy Box Dance Festival, an eclectic collection of performances, workshops, and public showings that will take place May 4 – May 12, 2018 at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

FEATURED ARTIST PERFROMANCES:
A shared evening between Black Label Movement and Taja Will.
Tickets are available on the Southern's website and are free for ARTShare members:
https://southerntheater.org/candy-box-2018/

HAPPY HOUR SHOWINGS:
A series of works-in-progress showings by artists, including time for audience feedback.
All Happy Hour Showings are a suggested donation of $10, at the door only.
100% of donations go directly to the artist(s) showing work.

WORKSHOPS:
Take master classes with Taja Will, Black Label Movement, Helen Hatch, and Daara Dance Company!
All classes are held at the Southern Theater.

PLUS: Panel discussion with the artists, contact improvisation, an opening weekend party, and more!

The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

Dance Theatre of Harlem is an institution with an unparalleled legacy. For five decades, this company has used the language of ballet to celebrate African American dancers and culture. Recognized as a singular presence in the dance world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem presents a stunning vision for ballet in the 21st century. The sixteen-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking, rigorous repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical favorites by George Balanchine, and innovative contemporary works.

Escher Auditorium, College of Saint Benedict
Contact:
Leslie Hanlon- bacinfo@csbsju.edu, (320) 363-5777

Pilobolus returns to the Ordway with the Minnesota debut of Shadowland.

Created by Pilobolus after several years of experimentation with short-form shadow play, Shadowland is part shadow act, part dance, part circus, and part concert.

The performance combines Pilobolus’s legendary approach to modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia innovation, including multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes, and a groundbreaking merging of projected images and front-of-screen choreography that leverages darkness and light.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | 345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact:
Jeff Miller- jmiller@ordway.org

Christopher Watson Dance Company presents the premiere of "DIVE," a dance work exploring the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 PM
JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center

The catalyst for the creation of "DIVE" was the passing of Michael Eastman, Christopher Watson's husband of 40 years. The abstract work is a response to the process of reckoning with the cycle of life and death.

Other dance works on the program are by company choreographers Becky Heist, Ryan Parent, Sarah LaRose-Holland, and guest artist Daniel McCusker. The program will include screenings of two dance films: "Catch and Release," by Christopher Watson and "Close Reveal: An Homage to Hilary Harris" by Becky Heist.

http://www.christopherwatsondance.org
https://christopherwatsondancecompany.brownpapertickets.com

JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Paula Vasquez Alzate- paula.vasquez@outlook.com

Twin Cities Ballet, the ballet company behind the sold-out success The Wall: A Rock Ballet, presents Beauty and the Beast!

Created in the tradition of the classic story ballets, this original TCB story adaptation written by Artistic Director Denise Vogt is returning to the stage May 10-12, 2018 at Ames Center.

Beauty and the Beast features an original musical score written and composed specifically for this production by Minnesota composer Jordan Cox, as well as enchanting production designs, handmade costumes, and breathtaking choreography.

Full of magic, imagination, hope, and redemption, Beauty and the Beast is a delightful performance for the whole family!

Performance Dates:
May 10: 7:00PM
May 11: 7:00PM
May 12: 2:00PM, 7:00PM

TICKETS: $20–$36, available at the Ames Center box office, by phone at 800-982-2787, or online.

Ames Center | 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Contact:

The 2018 Right Here Showcase is on!

The Right Here Showcase is a mini-festival of contemporary performance - dance, music, theater, art - that showcases, highlights, and supports Minnesota-based mid-career performing artists who create original work.
"A terrific sampler of the arts community's most innovative perspectives" -Star Tribune

This year's Showcase Artists are:
WEEKEND ONE:
Charles Campbell - theater and performance artist
Erinn Liebhard - dance artist
May 10-13
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 5:00pm

WEEKEND TWO:
Rory Wakemup - visual art performance artist
Brian J Evans - citizen artist (dance)
May 17-20
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 5:00pm

TICKETS: $10-$30
https://tix-2018righthereshowcase.eventbrite.com

Off-Leash Art Box | 4200 E 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Contact:
Paul Herwig- offleash@offleasharea.org, (612) 724-7372

Ballet Minnesota presents its 30th Minnesota Dance Festival with a wide variety of new works from numerous established dance companies.

The MDF program includes:
"At the Museum," Classical Ballet Academy students. Classical, 25 minutes. A group of schoolgirls visits the art museum and the art comes to life.
"Piano Concerto No. 2," first movement. Contemporary, fourteen minutes. Ballet Minnesota and CBA advanced students.
"Emerging," CAAM Chinese Dance Theater. Classical Chinese Dance, nine minutes. CAAM CDT has enjoyed remarkably stable leadership since its inception and currently serves under the direction of Lili Teng, a world-renowned choreographer and teacher.
"Personal Space," Hatch Dance. Contemporary, five minutes. Helen Hatch. In 2012, Minnesota Monthly named her one of their “10 Artists to Watch”.
"Three Things to Remember," Elayna Waxse of TU Dance Company. Contemporary, eight minutes. A dance for three women inspired by the Mary Oliver poem.
"There is no I," Juliana Johnson, apprentice with TU Dance Company. Contemporary, nine minutes.

E.M. Pearson Theater at Concordia University | 312 Hamline Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:
Carolyn Will- carolyn@cwcommunications.info, (612) 414-9661

MATINEE is a “sumptuous multidisciplinary collaboration” (Rebecca Ritzel, Star Tribune) that juxtaposes “the prodigiously talented performers of SPDT” (Linda Shapiro, City Pages) with exquisitely rendered black and white films by Andrew Welken. Adapted from fabulist American author Robert Coover’s short story of the same name, MATINEE is a dance/theater/film work that explores the complexities of relationships and the changing realities of the characters in a myriad of locations from train cars to shabby hotel rooms, lonely bars, wilderness vistas, elegant restaurants, and mundane apartments.
 

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

The professional company of St. Paul Ballet will complete the 2017/18 season in 1920s New York City. Carmen is an original ballet by Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot with music after Bizet’s original, arranged with new sections by local artist Richard Erickson. Inspired by Georges Bizet’s original score and the story of the opera, SPB’s Carmen will bring the characters and story line into a different era. With new sets designed by Anne Henly, imaginative costumes by MaryBeth Gagner, and a live five-piece jazz band on stage with the company, see the electric energy of the 1920s spring to life! Special thanks to the McKnight Foundation for making this possible.

The O'Shaughnessy
May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
May 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

Community School Show
Friday, May 11 at 10:30am.
Open to public, charter, and private schools, homeschool groups, assisted living homes and more members of the community! Contact Outreach Team Lead Michelle Ludwig: mludwig@spballet.org.

Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Unpacking issues of gender inequality, privilege, appropriation, and homophobia, up-and-coming and established Twin Cities’ hip hop choreographers challenge notions of what hip hop dance is and will be.

“Mixtape Side B” artists include: Al Taw’am, Darrius Strong, Herbert Johnson III, Joelle Fernandez, J-Sun, and BIONIK.

From the artists:
We are a comm(unity) of artists investigating issues of power, tradition, and identity through dance forms in the continuum of Hip Hop culture. A reflexive and intersectional lens is used in our explorations of these forms from their origins to current incarnations. Practitioners in many of these forms like Krump, House, and Rocking do not identify as Hip Hop dancers so we employ the term “urban and street expressions” to be respectful of each style’s history and culture.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES

Dance with Ballet Royale this summer! Ballet Royale's Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including Dierdre Chapman (former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) and Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet).

- June "Spring into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique. June 11-29. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Intermediate/advanced to professional.
- Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten and older, June 11–15.
- July Summer Intensive, July 9-27. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION. Students ages eight through professionals.

- Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop: August 6-17. AUDITION REQUIRED. Ages ten and older.
- Pointe Preparatory Workshop, August 19-24. Girls ages eleven and older.
- Youth Ballet August Jump-Start, August 20-24

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

June 16 and July 14, 10:00am – Noon

Have your little dancer (ages four through nine) join Ballet Royale this summer for our Creative Story Ballet Day Camps!
Ballet Royale offers two separate sessions, June 16 and July 14, where children have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance and performance!

Children will have the opportunity to perform a short age-appropriate dance inspired by a Disney movie. Workshop includes a short in-studio performance for family and friends!

Visit http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org to register today!
 
 

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
Contact:

TU Dance Center offers its second eight-week session of adult workshops during the 2018 Spring Session.

Session 2: April 9 - June 4. No classes May 28.

Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash or check at TU Dance Center.

Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2018 TU Dance Summer Program and Intensive.

The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through 20. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 9-28, 2018.

The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 30-August 18, 2018.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Midwest School of Ballet is offering numerous classes throughout the summer in multiple locations.

ONE-WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Performing Institute of Minnesota, 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Classes taught by Lara Ciganko.
June 11-15: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages nine through thirteen. In this week-long session students will experience classes in ballet and modern each day, variations, choreography, folk dance and more. A more detailed schedule to come.

SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION
Performing Institute of Minnesota, 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Classes taught by Eileen Kamp.
THURSDAYS, June 18-August 3
Fundamentals I - ages three and four: 9:30-10:15am OR 5:15-6:00pm
Fundamentals II - ages five and six: 10:30-11:30am
Fundamentals II/III - ages five through eight: 6:00-7:00pm
Pre-Teen Introduction to Ballet - ages nine through twelve: 7:00-8:15pm

NINE-WEEK SUMMER SESSION
Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424
Classes taught by Marcia Keegan
TUESDAYS, June 12-August 14
Fundamentals I - ages three and four: 9:00-9:45am
Fundamentals II/III - ages five through eight: 10:00-11:00am
Pre-Teen Introduction to Ballet - ages nine through twelve: 11:00-12:30pm

Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

New York City Guest Artist Barbara Mahler will lead a three-day workshop in Klein Technique this May. Klein Technique is a cohesive movement system that connects the body and mind. The result, over time, is a clarity and sureness of movement, fluidity, and a new level of understanding the innate intelligence of one's body. When the bones are aligned we become connected and grounded, efficient, and alive. Firmly grounded in the principles of change, possibilities, and efficiency through the tools of the process, Klein technique weaves together theory and practice.

Classes
May 18 - 5:00-7:30 PM
May 19 - 10:00-2:30 PM
May 20 - 11:00-2:00 PM

Student Rate - $140
Early Bird Rate, paid on or before April 20 - $165
Standard Rate - $195

$50 deposit due to secure registration. Deposit is non-refundable two weeks prior to the workshop. Check or Paypal accepted, email for detailed instructions.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, Target Education Studio | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@gmail.com

Contemporary Experiments: Improvisation + Technique + Performance

Friday, April 20
5:15pm - 6:45pm
$14, space is limited.
Online registration recommended: http://www.tudance.org/masterclass-leslie-parker/

Co-presented by Brownbody and TU Dance, this advanced level dance masterclass taught by Leslie Parker with live music is a rigorous physical exploration of the intersections between thought and movement, the real and the representational, the past and the present, freestyle and improvisation, flow and disruption.

In this class, the exploration of presence as multiple embodied states that generate empathetic choices in making dances and dance performance is informed by the African diaspora in both a historical and contemporary moment.

For more information, please visit: https://brownbody.org/events/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1318091664957259/

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Deneane Richburg- info@brownbody.org

Presented by The Great River Passage, Indigenous Roots, and Brownbody, this workshop is designed for and open to people from all walks of life. It takes participant movers through various genres of dance that come from Black and African peoples and communities. Within the experience, participant movers will use freestyle, traditional, social, and popular dance forms to process challenges they face towards release and restoration.

Intergenerational: Ages eleven and older, and ages eight through ten with a participating guardian.
Notes: Parents/Guardians are welcome to bring younger children but must manage them appropriately in the space.

Everyone in the room must participate—no observers. We will do our very best to accommodate multiple ability orientations in the space. Please confer with us in advance so we can prepare appropriately.

April 22, 2018
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Costs: $5-$15 sliding scale, at the door. Arrive early, space is limited.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/345528742622557/
https://brownbody.org/events/

Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center | 788 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106
Contact:
Deneane Richburg- info@brownbody.org

Stephen Patterson is a contemporary dance artist exploring the boundaries of public, private, and experimental movement-based performance art. By utilizing contemporary music and movement experiments to engage dancers and allow them to connect personally with the work, the goal of these sessions is to create an environment where artists are confident, decisive, emotional, and connected to themselves and one another. Stephen’s teaching style is question-based, student-driven, and most importantly fun.

April 23, 9:30-11:30 AM
The Cowles Center, Target Education Studio - second floor

Geared towards university dance students, graduates, and young professionals who are new to the Twin Cities, Pivotal Moment provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. This program is supported through The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

Writing love letters to ourselves allows us to create safer spaces to be honest and vulnerable in our artistic practice - and to offer ourselves love, care, and support. Artists will learn some of the science behind positive self-talk and gain skills for writing their love letters. The workshop will have space for self-reflection and boundaries-sharing to help foster community care along with self-care. This workshop centers and uplifts LGBTQ Indigenous artists and artists of color - artists who are frequently marginalized and/or exoticized in their personal and artistic lives.

The Artist-Faciltator's intentions are: the space will be majority LGBTQ Indigenous peoples and people of color; LGBTQ IPOC participation will be prioritized. If you are wondering if this workshop is right for you, please reach out to the Artist-Faciltator, Tori Hong at tori.s.hong@gmail.com.

Tori is a queer, non-binary, second generation Hmong and Korean American visual artist based in Minneapolis.

Soo Visual Arts Center | 2909 Bryant Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Michael Curran- mike@patrickscabaret.org

As part of Artist in Residence Sally Rousse's upcoming ICON SAM: Masonic Temple Dances June production, Sally is partnering with Don't You Feel It Too? for three free movement sessions.

April 30, 5:30 PM

The session begins with a warm up led by certified Gaga teacher Berit Ahlgren, bringing bodies of all backgrounds and experiences together to tune in to simple images, warming up the mind and flesh. After a discussion break, we will tune into our own portable music and dance for ourselves, for the common good, in a Don't You Feel It Too? practice. A final discussion will close the session. Warm up your heart and soul and move amongst your community!

In order to participate in Don't You Feel It Too? please bring earbuds and your favorite pocket music. Extra earbuds will be provided if you do not have any. No previous dance experience needed. All sessions will begin in The Cowles Center lobby/entrance. No pre-registration required.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong. ​​​​​​​​​

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:
- Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals
- Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body
- Go into meditative state using Spring Forest Qigong techniques 

Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome! 

When: Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm          

First Term: May 3, 17, 24; June 7, 14; July 12; August 2, 9

Second Term: September 13, 20, 27; October 18; November 1, 8, 15, 29

Heart of Tao Resonance Art | 2322 Garfield St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Contact:
GADU Schmitz- gadu@doushinresonance.com, (612) 703-7501

Contempo Physical Dance is proud to host Brazilian dance artist, teacher, and choreographer Rosangela Silvestre for an open-level dance workshop exploring connections across traditional and contemporary forms of Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Haitian dance. This community dance workshop is open to dancers of all levels. Rosangela will be joined by Minnesota dance master teachers Chini Perez Domenech (Afro-Cuban), Djenane Saint Juste (Haitian), and Marciano Silva dos Santos (Afro-Brazilian/contemporary).

9:30-11:00: Welcome and Afro-Brazilian orixa dance movement with Rosangela Silvestre
11:00-12:00: Afro-Cuban dance with Chini Perez Domenech
12:00-1:00: Haitian dance with Djenane Saint Juste
1:30-2:30: Afro-Brazilian contemporary movement with Marciano Silva dos Santos
2:30-3:30: Introduction to the Silvestre Technique with Rosangela Silvestre
3:30-4:30: Closing circle and open discussion

Pre-registration prices, until May 1:
$15 per class
$65 for entire workshop pass

Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Studio 100 | University of Minnesota, 500 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Nancy Rosenbaum- nancyrosenbaum@gmail.com

The Candy Box Dance Festival includes a week of workshops from some of the area's most interesting contemporary teachers and choreographers-all on a sliding scale!
Join Taja Will, Carl Flink/Black Label Movement, Helen Hatch, and Daara Dance Company May 5-11.

Saturday, May 5, 12-2pm: Contact Improvisation with Taja Will
Monday, May 7, 9:30-11:30am: Moving Into Front Space: Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique with Carl Flink
Tuesday, May 8, 9:30-11:30am: Contemporary Phrasework with Helen Hatch
Wednesday, May 9, 9:30-11:30am: Moving Into Front Space: Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique with Carl Flink
Thursday, May 10, 9:30-11:30am: Master Class with Taja Will
Friday, May 11, 9:30-11:30am: Master Class with Daara Dance Company

All classes are a sliding scale ($5-$15) at the door. All classes are held at the Southern Theater.

The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Contact:
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

INVISIBLE: Movement workshops for women 40 and older with Paula Mann and Sandy Agustin
Tap into your unique physical instincts! Learn fun movement exercises from the new dance piece INVISIBLE!

Our practice is to be present and grounded in our bodies. We will heighten physical sensation and expand awareness through specific creative movement exercises. We will discover the connection between emotion and movement and learn to release this energy, allowing emotions to move through us fueling our own unique creations.
Jump start your imagination! Experience with dance not necessary.

Two Monday evenings: May 7 and May 14, 2018 from 6-8 pm.
$25 for an individual two-hour workshop, $40.00 for both!
Space is limited: please email Paula at pmann102@gmail to reserve your place.

Dreamland Arts | 677 Hamline Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Paula Mann- pmann102@gmail.com, (651) 276-7982

Developed for pre-professional and professional dancers, ARENA DANCES' annual INSTINCT Intensive taps into your creative potential through technique and the creation of a new dance through improvisation and composition. Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski will focus on the creation of a new sextet to be premiered at The Fitzgerald Theater in Fall 2018.

Students will participate in a daily technique class and choreography development rehearsal, ending with a public showing of the work created. Students will receive a professional video of their final performance. Summer Intensive students are also considered for apprenticeships with ARENA DANCES.

 
WHEN:
June 11-16, 2018, Monday through Saturday
10:00am – 3:00pm with a lunch break

WHERE:
The Cowles Center Studio 2B

COST:
$525. Registration must be completed by May 5.

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403
Contact:
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

Live music
Pre-professional level
Ages: Young adults to adults
Monday–Friday, June 11–29, 2018. 11:00am–2:00pm.

A three-week summer training program three hours per day, five days per week will introduce Yorchha™, our contemporary Indian dance aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity over three weeks and include learning a short piece from our repertoire.

Yorchha™ brings together movement principles from Odissi, the classical Indian dance technique; Chhau, the East Indian martial art; and vinyasa yoga.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 25, 2018. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We will respond to all applications within ten days or less with our decision. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we will close the application process once we reach capacity at 40 participants.

For information and to apply: https://tinyurl.com/adtsummer

Ananya Dance Theatre | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104
Contact:

Shapiro & Smith Dance is looking forward to dancing with you this summer! Our Summer Workshop is for intermediate and advanced level dancers, and the focus is learning and performing dances from our repertory. The work is technically challenging, inherently musical and marvelously expressive.

We hope you’ll join us!

Shapiro & Smith Summer Workshop:
When: July 2-13, Monday – Friday.
Saturday, July 7 will replace July 4.
Time: 10am - 11am Warm-Up/Technique.
11am - 1pm Repertory Rehearsals.
Taught by the artists of Shapiro & Smith Dance and Joanie Smith.

Location: Barbara Barker Center for Dance on the U of M campus
Public Showing: Friday, July 13 at 12pm
Registration and information: jsmith@shapiroandsmithdance.org
Cost: $395, payment due June 25.
Note: Fifteen percent discount if paid by June 15!

Payment should be sent to:
Shapiro & Smith Dance
Barker Dance Center
500 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Contact:
Laura Virtucio- lvirtucio@gmail.com, (612) 306-7521

Join Crash Dance Productions for four days of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and repertory. Participants will work alongside teaching artists from the company to learn pieces from Crash’s repertory, culminating in a showing for friends and family at the JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center.

We are pleased to offer advanced and pre-professional four-day intensives, as well as an all ages/levels one-day intensive.

Advanced is recommended for preteen and teen dancers, or any dancer with previous dance training. Dancers will have daily warm up, followed by repertory.
Pre-professional is recommended for teens and adults, or any dancer with a strong contemporary dance background. Dancers will have daily contemporary class (warm up, technique and improvisation), followed by repertory. Pre-professional dancers interested in taking class only (without participation in intensive showing) can drop-in on a daily basis. Drop-ins can pre-register online, or pay at the door.

JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

Touch of Grace Dance Studio is looking for outgoing and disciplined instructors for the fall of 2018.

Styles needed include: tap, musical theater, hip hop, ballroom, and jazz. Days and hours are flexible, and the pay is negotiable based on experience.

Applicant Requirements:
- Dance degree or professional performance experience is required.
- Minimum one year of teaching experience.
- Must enjoy working with children and being a team player.

Please send resume and links to some of your work to colcottdance@gmail.com.
 

Touch Of Grace Dance Studio | 30 Main St, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Contact:
Corinne Olcott- colcottdance@gmail.com , (320) 296-6250

Just For Kix dance studio located in Sartell, MN is looking for outgoing, encouraging, skilled instructors for the 2018-19 dance season beginning in September and running through May.

Expertise needed specifically for ballet and tap but we do have openings in other styles as well for dancers ages three to eighteen. We offer competitive pay, mileage reimbursement if traveling from the metro and a fun, team-oriented environment.

The St. Cloud Area Just For Kix is the largest Just For Kix program in the nation and is home to over 650 dancers who take class each week.
Link to apply: https://www.justforkix.com/danceclasses/staff/application/step/1/
https://www.justforkix.com/danceclasses/st-cloud-area-mn/

St. Cloud Area Just For Kix | 2450 8th Ave S, Sartell, MN 56377
Contact:
Brittney Schubert- stcloud_mn@justforkix.com, (320) 251-9104

Audition call for male company members:

Minnesota Dance Theatre is holding auditions for male dancers who are highly skilled in both classical ballet and contemporary technique. Auditions will be held in MDT’s Studio 6A at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis.

Employment will commence August 6, 2018 for the 2018-2019 Season. The contract has a minimum of thirty weeks and includes health benefits.

MDT presents annual performances of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy and Carmina Burana, fall and spring performances, and participates in artist residencies, outreach programming, and various special projects.

Please RSVP by May 11, 2018. Send resume, headshot, YouTube/Vimeo video excerpt, and desired date for audition to Artistic Director Lise Houlton at lise.houlton@mndance.org.

Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

CREO Arts and Dance is looking for vibrant, encouraging, disciplined instructors for summer 2018 and fall-spring employment opportunities.

Expertise needed specifically for creative movement, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary, for students ages three to eighteen.

Applicant Guidelines:
- Dance degree or professional performance experience preferred
- Minimum one year teaching experience
- Must enjoy working with and be able to connect with children ages three to eighteen
- Must be willing to adhere to school curriculum guidelines
- Must be well organized, professional, a team player, and possess strong interpersonal and relational skills
- Must consent to and pass background check and drug test prior to hiring

CREO is a non-competitive dance studio committed to building strong, creative, commitment-minded, joyful, wholesome artists.

Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory | 1250 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391
Contact:
Christa Anderson- tdwcreostaff@gmail.com

Twin Cities Ballet has openings for male and female company dancers and apprentices for the 2018-2019 season!

TCB is an innovative professional ballet company that creates original high-quality performances, including our most recent sold-out show Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet. TCB introduces and promotes the artistry, discipline, and athleticism of ballet and other dance forms to and for Minnesota communities.

Company Position:
Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position with set pointe shoe stipend.
Season runs approximately September 2018–May 2019: 34 weeks.

All Dancers:
Applicants must have strong classical ballet foundation and contemporary (modern) technique, excellent performance skills, good work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

To arrange an audition, contact TCB directly: info@twincitiesballet.org or 952-452-3163.

Contact:
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Please email a headshot, resume, and any available acting reels to john@jjkaiser.com.
If submitting for a role that requires dance experience, please include details of your experience in either your resume or the body of your email.
Please clarify in the subject line the role for which you are submitting. Sides will be sent to those selected to audition. Due to a limited number of slots, not everyone will receive an in-person audition. Video submissions will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

All auditions will be held in Minneapolis on April 28.

Synopsis - Set in the world of contemporary, avant-garde dance, Only Dance Can Save Us explores the ups and downs of the artistic process. Retired dancer and down on her luck choreographer, Sophie Florence has been commissioned to create a piece for her recently departed mentor's memorial exhibition. A mentor she had a strained relationship with. A mentor whom she had cut ties with years earlier.

Written and directed by John J. Kaiser, Only Dance Can Save Us is a feature-length film, challenging traditional cinematic form while acting as an interdisciplinary vehicle to create a portrait of the artistic process. Only Dance Can Save Us is generously funded by a Jerome Foundation Artist Grant.

Production Dates: September 24, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Union Status: TBD
Compensation: SAG Ultra Low Budget Day Rate (more depending on role and experience).

Contact:
John Kaiser- john@jjkaiser.com

For details regarding the position, see http://www.threadsdance.org/job-opportunities/ for full position description.
Application materials will be accepted through April 23.
Submit materials to: threadsdance@gmail.com.

Contact:
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

Seeking motivated and charismatic fitness instructors to teach dance, Pilates, or bungee classes.

The Resistance Movement is a boutique fitness studio located in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes fuse Pilates, yoga, dance and strength exercises with suspended resistance cord for a total body experience. Classes are upbeat and music-driven. We’re looking for part-time individuals to teach six to ten classes a week, but for the right individual, we also have studio management and program development roles available.

Qualifications:
-Teach six to ten classes per week or more.
-For the right candidate, duties could be expanded if interested in studio administrator role or program creation and development.
-Two to four years of experience in the fitness industry, Pilates, gymnastics or dance.
-Experience with the MVe chair, aerial or bungee cords a plus.
-Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.
-Must complete mandatory training program.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Interested in dancing in Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018?

Choreographers Leila Awadallah, Melissa Clark, Jolene Konkel, and Erinn Liebhard are looking for dancers for their works in the show, running August 16-18 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. Bring three printed copies of your headshot and resume (attached front to back), and come prepared to move through a warm-up and phrase work from each choreographer.

For more information on compensation, required dates and other details, please visit the link below. To RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/160575974605976/. Questions can be directed to Erinn at info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org.

We look forward to dancing with you on April 29!

Zenon Dance Company and School, Studio 4A | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:

COLLIDE Season General Auditions
Male and female dancers needed for the 2018/2019 season:
The Great Gatsby - November 8-18 at The Ritz Theater
Mall of America Halloween Show - Friday, Saturday nights in October, 8 and 9:30pm
Hosanna Christmas Show - December 6-9. Rehearsals TBA.
The Picture of Dorian Gray - March 21- April 7 at Park Square Theater

Seeking: Male/females of all dance genres. Ballet technique highly recommended. MUST have WEEKDAY DAYTIME availability for rehearsals. All roles are PAID.

Open Call Auditions:
Monday, May 14: 10:00am and 11:30am
Ashley Ballet Arts Academy.
Please bring a resume/headshot and come warmed-up and prepared to dance.
Sign in will begin 30 minutes prior to your time slot.

Callbacks:
Wednesday, May 16: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Friday, May 17: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C044CAEAE2AA0FE3-20182019
For questions please contact meredith@collidedance.org or visit our website at http://www.collidetheatrical.org for more information on the company.

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy | 1000 Boone Ave, Golden Valley, MN
Contact:
Meredith Casey- Meredith@collidedance.org, (877) 508-7890

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Contact Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Located in uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling contact Sarah Abdel-Jelil.

Studio 1 - 1400 square feet, one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, Marley floor
Studio 2 - 390 square feet, iPod capability, wood floor
 

711 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact:
Sarah Abdel-Jelil- sarah@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

St. Paul Ballet is unveiling its newest specialized summer 2018 training workshop, the SPB Company In-Residency Program!

With participation in this program, three professional company dancers from SPB with come to your studio to give challenging classical and contemporary ballet training in tailored, customized classes based on your studio needs.

The SPB Company In-Residency Program is offered in one-, three- or five-day workshops this summer. Classes may include ballet, pointe, classical repertoire, men’s technique, pas de deux, contemporary choreography, variations, nutrition, dance history, conditioning for dancers, yoga for dancers, and other specialized lectures such as “how to audition,” and “mental tips for better performances/competitions.” Studio dancers will create a connection with this professional dance company and school.

To learn more or reserve SPB company staff for this program please contact SPB Artistic Director, Zoé Henrot.

Contact:

Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave and Fairview Ave N, St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.

 
 
 
 
 

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681

The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.
The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.

The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop! There is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

The Resistance Movement Fitness is offering a Movement Exchange Program. This program is open to students, artists, dancers and those who need a scalable way to take movement classes or rent studio space.

The Movement Exchange Program will require students to volunteer at the front desk, clean studios or other small tasks in exchange for their choice of classes or studio rental. For every hour worked, the student will receive the equal amount of class time or studio rental.
Those who wish to inquire in The Movement Exchange Program must provide The Resistance Movement a proof of artistry work in the Twin Cities, proof of student status, or other reason to be involved in our exchange program.

For further details please email and provide your name, why you want to take part in our exchange program, and whether you are a student, artist, dancer or other.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Summer specials are HOT at the Art Box! Reserve now through the end of April for dates May 28-September 2 to enjoy our summer discount: Weekly rental for $900 (regular rate $1200); and weekend single-day rental for $400 (regular rate $500).

The Art Box offers both studio and performance space, with wall-to-wall sprung wood floors and a great variety of audience seating options. Join a growing network of incredible artists and community members who are making the Art Box home for their next rehearsal, performance, or event!

To learn more about features and rental rates, visit our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
 

4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Contact:

ONGOING CLASSES

MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.

• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere

FLOOR-BARRE TECHNIQUE
Thursday, 6:30-7:00pm

BEGINNING BALLET
Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

 
BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next session: July 10 - August 30
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Contact:
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon this winter. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays, 9:30am-11:00am
With Dean Magraw on guitar!

Cost:
$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.
 

Zenon Dance School | The Cowles Center, Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Spring session began on Monday, April 2 and will run for ten weeks, ending on Sunday, June 10.
Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them.
This ten-week session is $160 and you may register online at http://www.cassandraschool.com, or just come to class to pay. Drop-in hour and a half classes are $18 each, OR we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Please remember to check “Today's Classes” on our website often to see if your class has been cancelled or has any notifications.

 
 
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Contact:
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Boys' Club is an introduction to ballet, conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Boys in the class also have the opportunity to perform in the School of St. Paul Ballet spring showcase in May 2018.

Boys' Club – Drop-in for boys ages seven through eleven.
1-2 pm, Saturdays
FREE to dance!
What to wear: white shirt, black shorts or tights, black ballet slippers.

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org

Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.

Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.

Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.

Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am. Conditioning Class from 11:30-12pm.

655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Open Professional Classes: Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. Teaching Artists: Laura Greenwell, Jeffrey Hankinson, Maureen Haworth, Deborah Nettell, and Barbara Weinstine.

Intermediate Open Classes: St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate classes four days a week!
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm with Helen Hatch
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm with Zoé Henrot, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm with Anna Goodrich
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am with Deborah Nettell

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Contact:
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.

Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.

Photo by Aaron Warkov.

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boys' Program!

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Boys' Creative Dance Adventures - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I and II - ages seven and older
- Boys' Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to nineteen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

Class registration is ongoing so JOIN TODAY!

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
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Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer!
Ballet Royale offers a wide variety of summer term classes for all levels, specialty workshops, and intensives

- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance, ages three through six
- Creative Story Ballet Day Camps, ages four through nine
- Summer Intensive Programs, boys and girls ages seven and older
- Pointe Preparatory Workshop, girls ages eleven and older
- Classical Ballet, Day and Evening - Beginner-Advanced, all ages
- Youth Ballet August Jump-Start Intensive, for boys and girls

For more information and to register, visit http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org.
http://balletroyalemn.org/summer-programs

Ballet Royale Minnesota | 6368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
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TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Michel Kouakou, Blake Nellis, and Abdo Sayegh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.

TU Dance Center | 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Contact:
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

bodyART® is a functional movement training system that balances your strength, flexibility and mental concentration. Classes consist of exercises unique to bodyART® as well as martial arts, yoga, physical therapy, swinging technique, dance and classical conditioning. This holistic, intense and purposeful experience creates a powerful and lasting effect in your daily and performance life. It can only be found at The Resistance Movement.

DANCER DROP-IN RATE ONLY $15!
A special dancer rate is available with a proof of performance, work, study or teaching job.

The Resistance Movement | 205 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact:
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

Midwest School of Ballet has classes running through May 12.
Enrollment is open to join at any point in the session, pro-rated options available.
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) is located at 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

Ballet Fundamentals I - ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9-9:45am (PIM)
Thursdays, 5:15-6pm (PIM)

Ballet Fundamentals II - ages five and six:
Thursdays, 6-7pm (PIM)
 
 
 
Ballet Fundamentals III - ages six through eight:
Saturdays, 10-11am (PIM)
Tuesdays, 5-6pm (PIM)

Ballet Level I - ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)

Adult/Teen:
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Saturdays, 9:30-11am Beginning Adult Ballet. Edina Community Center, enrollment for session is required.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe:
Mondays, 7-7:30pm/7-8pm (PIM)

Modern:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)

Contact:
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Sarah Baumert teaches a Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lesson every Friday morning, 9:00am - 10:00am. These classes will be by donation, while Sarah finishes her training.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

The Beautiful Studio | 2242 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN
Contact:
Sarah Baumert- info@sarahbyoga.com, (612) 327-0411

Friday, April 20
9:30-11am
More information at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/106899908989/
#GetYourAssToClass

 
 
 

Zenon Dance Company and School, Studio 4A | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

crash.dance.productions is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its fourteenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

4:00 - 5:30pm: Open company class
$10 cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: http://www.crashdanceproductions.com/buy-classes.

Straightline Dance Fitness | 34 13th Ave NE, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills, and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.

The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.

April 23: Jam with Tim Rehborg leading warm-up at the Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave, St. Paul. Buzz number on the door to gain entrance.

6:30-9:00pm.
$10-20 suggested.

All are welcome!

Contact:
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Join Cowles Center Teaching Artists Erinn Liebhard and Christopher Yaeger next Wednesday for an invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50 and older who love a healthy, active lifestyle.

MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.

Spring Series: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, through May 16
Drop-in: $10
Membership: $90. Includes all classes, a pair of season tickets and a 20 percent discount to season performances at The Cowles Center.

Where: The Cowles Center Target Education Studio, second floor

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Lx3bHhoUcwwxmLS63

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

OTHER DANCE NEWS

Hello,
I am Paula, a Dance major at the University of Minnesota graduating this May. I am currently developing an electronic Dancers’ Directory as part of my senior project. This directory aims to connect the Twin Cities’ dance community (performers, choreographers, educators, arts administrators), while serving as a networking platform. My project will be presented to larger platforms such as DanceMN and the Cowles Center. Please take a moment to fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/QH5wtsDGK7ucokrq2
Your participation is highly appreciated!
All the best,
Paula Vasquez Alzate
 

Contact:
Paula Vasquez Alzate- vasqu141@umn.edu